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The science of sleep

The science of sleep

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Among college students, 70.6% reported that they get an inadequate amount of sleep, according to a study done by the National Institute of Health in June, 2014. At finals time, UVM students at Howe Library have a lot of different ideas about sleep and schoolwork. Sophomore David Lindholm said tha...

The call of caffeine

The call of caffeine

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

With finals approaching, students are turning to caffeinated drinks in an attempt to summon the energy to cram. Several students at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 were at Howe Library for a late night study session, typing on laptops and scribbling in notebooks with Speeder & Earl’s coffee cups sitting on their ...

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Emma Shapera, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Despite the STEM community making up most of UVM’s majors, there was no National Society for Black Engineers at the University until last year. Junior Dia Brown, the club’s president and founder, launched the club at UVM in August 2018. “When I found out in my first year there wasn’t a ...

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn. It was a student-run, faculty-supported effort led by the Animal and Veterinary Science department. Adult...

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

When typical college students enroll in a class, the doom of an impending exam looms on the horizon. Often, it’s impossible to relax and enjoy the content of the class. While this is not a reality for most UVM students, it is for some older adults who are committed to continuing to learn. ...

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands of years. The art has even been traced back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Victorian era, accordi...

Students bring awareness to assault

Students bring awareness to assault

Isabella Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Dressed in however they chose,  protestors left Waterman Oct. 28 to demonstrate that clothing, or lack thereof, does not equal consent. UVM SlutWalk was started by  Brianna Ball ‘18 in 2017. It has been run for the past two years by senior Riri Stuart-Thompson, a member of the Womyn of Color c...

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling spots on campus, and they have something to say about it.  ROYALL TYLER THEATRE Royall Ty...

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Speeches and solidarity filled the Alumni House during the Prism Center’s 20th anniversary celebration. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, the Prism Center held its 20th anniversary party on Oct. 4 in the Alumni House. Students and faculty gathered to c...

Hey UVM, welcome to my dorm

Hey UVM, welcome to my dorm

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The luxurious twin XL provided by Residential Life is no longer just a place to watch Netflix with your tinder date or have mental breakdowns. With way too many Amazon Prime orders and quite a few Target runs on your mom’s credit card, many college students today have found their room can be a dazzl...

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

Three friends and roommates from the Bronx, New York, gather around a mic once a week to let loose. No Cap is a podcast created by senior engineering majors Keven Borges, Rafael Peralta and Antonio Jackson. No Cap began in February 2019 after the Black Student Union Fashion Show at UVM. It’s a weekly podcast...

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 16, 2019

Latin music echoed across the Davis Center circle as a group of students and staff danced and chatted. Alianza Latinx, an identity group for Latinx and Hispanic students, held a flag-raising event outside the Davis Center Sept. 13.  In total, over forty students and faculty members gathered in t...

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